Album Reviews

CONAN ” Existential Void Guardian” (Napalm Records 2018)

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Throughout twelve years of career, Jon Davies and CONAN rarely let the audience breathe, relentlessly releasing full-lengths, EPs, live and split records. It’s...

Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats “Wasteland” (Rise Above Records 2018)

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In 2011, the underground scene got carried away when one of the best 70s Sabbath-infused heavy records saw the light. With “Blood Lust”, Kevin Starrs aka UNCLE...

YOB “Our Raw Heart” (Relapse Records 2018)

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I tend to say that YOB are to Doom what Amenra are to Post-hardcore, as very few bands manage to be as stirring and cathartic as the latter. However, pigeonholing two bands...

HIGH ON FIRE “Electric Messiah” (eOne 2018)

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Future President Matt Pike hasn’t kicked off campaigning yet, but he’s already standing on all fronts. New Sleep album was released just six months ago – accompanied...

HANGMAN’S CHAIR “Banlieue Triste” (MusicFearSatan / Spinefarm 2018)

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The recent reissue of HANGMAN’S CHAIR‘s latest album through Spinefarm Records was a good excuse to get back to this fifth full-length from the Paris foursome....

SPACESLUG “Eye The Tide” (Oak Island Records 2018)

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Beginnings are always so fragile… We are in the year 10 018. The universe we know is ruled by Emperor Padishah Sabbath IV. In this day and age, the most valued ressource in...

Not your average review: ORANGE GOBLIN “The Wolf Bites Back” (Candlelight Records 2018)

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This isn’t an album review. There are some people that you wish you had met, and some other you only encountered in your dreams, where the dead are well and truly alive…...

MANTAR “The Modern Art Of Setting Ablaze” (Nuclear Blast 2018)

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MANTAR: Turkish for “mushroom”. Well, it doesn’t sound too heavy. A strange monicker for the prolific and rather intriguing German duo, who released three albums...

Black Elephant “Cosmic Blues” (Small Stone Records 2018)

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If you don’t get the drill about an album titled “Cosmic Blues” – first outing from Italian heavy-mongers BLACK ELEPHANT on fine fuzz dealer Small Stone...

BLACK TUSK “T.C.B.T.” (Season Of Mist 2018)

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(Disclaimer: the band and ourselves disclaim all responsibility for any speeding while listening to this album in a car). Savannah’s trio BLACK TUSK – whom we love here at...

DOPETHRONE “Transcanadian Anger” (Totem Cat Records 2018)

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Cackling right back at us again through the haze, like some kind of crazed witch astride a hot-rod fueled with liquid depravity, DOPETHRONE return with their fifth full length....

ASG “Survive Sunrise” (Relapse Records 2018)

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ASG. Three letters for “All Systems Go”, a shorthand known to any skateboarder who used to rewind those vids showing extra-skilled tricksters slaying the curb. ASG...

GRAVEYARD “Peace” (Nuclear Blast 2018)

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On 23th September of 2016, the undertakers decided to close down and write the epitaph on their own tombstone. Divergences of opinion among the band got the better of...

SLEEP “The Sciences” (Third Man Records 2018)

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Stoner rock’s absolute icons SLEEP caught everyone off-guard on 4/20 by releasing their first album in 20 years, The Sciences, without any promo or exclusive...

SUNNATA “Outlands” (S/R 2018)

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Imagine. Imagine that you are the Captain Willard looking for Colonel Kurtz. Aboard your cockleshell, you are going back up that damned river in a mist-filled, claustrophobic,...